Sunday, 12 April 2009

Easter Felt Good!

Happy Easter - hope you all got lovely chocolate eggs, the easter bunny visited the knitting group today too! (Thank you Frank for the lovely Cabury's Creme Eggs!)
It was "Children come too" on Easter Sunday at Tramwayknits , and Gloria kindly brought her felting equipment to let us all have a try. DS1 was "bored" learning to knit so I suggested he watch how to felt fibre .
After some early success felting with natural fibre and pebbles , Alice then showed how to make a flower!
First she held his attention ( no mean feat!) and explained that after the initial laying out of fibre , making it damp then dabbing it, it needed a good roll!
Work those fingers , roll it well , make sure all the fibres are rolled including the middle!
Now when you've done that , take it out, turn it sideways and do it all over again!
After this was all done , shape into a flower shape and roll again, then cut round some petals. A small ball makes the centre!
Didn't he do well! Doesn't it look great , and its given us more ideas for further projects .
Thank You Gloria and Alice for such a successful and enjoyable day .


Kathleen said...

Not that I ever doubted DS for a second but that flower is amazing! He should be really proud, and I reckon he must've had a very good instructor. It has turned out beautifully. x K

tandemsandy said...

gorgeous just gorgeous...